Matt Cutts_3x4MATT CUTTS

January 8, 2015 – Talk begins at 5:00 p.m., with a reception to follow

Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center Room 1015

“Lessons learned from the early days of Google”


Google is a household name now, but it wasn’t always. Matt Cutts joined Google when it was still under 100 people. In his talk, Matt will discuss a few lessons and share some stories from when Google was a scrappy start-up.


Matt Cutts joined Google as a software engineer in January 2000. He is currently the head of Google’s Webspam team.

Before Google, Matt worked on his Ph.D. in computer graphics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has an M.S. from UNC-Chapel Hill and B.S. degrees in both mathematics and computer science from the University of Kentucky.

Matt wrote the first version of SafeSearch, which is Google’s family filter, and he has worked on search quality and webspam at Google for the last several years.

Matt maintains a blog at and uses the Twitter handle @mattcutts.

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